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Headword: Ἡραί̈σκος
Adler number: eta,451
Translated headword: Heraiskos, Heraiscus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An Egyptian man; this man was very clever at understanding [things], but not a powerful fighter for the truth, nor [keen] at tracing or pursuing the roads which proceed out from this. For this man, on the contrary, had been allotted good fortune.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἡραί̈σκος, ἀνὴρ Αἰγύπτιος: οὗτος ἦν μὲν συνεῖναι δεινότατος, ἀγωνιστὴς δὲ οὐκ ἰσχυρὸς ἀπὸ τῆς ἀληθείας, οὐδὲ τὰς ἔξω φερούσας ἀπὸ ταύτης ὁδοὺς ἀνιχνεῦσαι καὶ διεξελθεῖν. οὗτος γὰρ ἐς τοὐναντίον ἐκεκλήρωτο τὴν εὐμοιρίαν.
Notes:
Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.114 Asmus, Zintzen 182, Athanassiadi 76D; again at sigma 1536. For Heraiskos see already eta 450.
[1] Athanassiadi understands εὐμοιρία as "being blessed at birth with intuition"; cf. epsilon 3586.
Reference:
Damascius, The Philosophical History. Text with translation and notes by P. Athanassiadi. Athens: Apamea Cultural Association 1999.
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 December 2000@09:36:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation) on 4 December 2000@09:56:48.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note) on 17 August 2001@08:48:51.
Catharine Roth (modified translation, augmented note) on 8 February 2003@01:20:46.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 8 February 2003@01:23:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 18 December 2012@08:37:27.
Catharine Roth (bibliography) on 9 March 2016@19:12:53.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2016@08:06:10.

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